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Tokyo 2020: 10 great quotes about the oppressive heat at the Olympics

·2 min read

Temps soar in Tokyo

(Photo by: Marijan Murat/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

There's been one constant over the opening week of the Summer Olympics. It's hot. Really hot. It doesn't matter what sport, the talk around venues and events all centers around the oppressive weather in Tokyo — with a typhoon on the way! How are the world's greatest athletes dealing with the scorching temperatures in the '90s? With water, plenty of shade and — as some of these 10 quotes show — a healthy dose of humor and perspective.

'It feels like you you are wrapped in a pizza pocket.' — Scott Stinson, Canadian journalist

(Michael Kappeler/AP Images)

Source: National Post

"If I pass out, you know why.' — Sarah Pavan, Canadian beach volleyball player

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Source: Yahoo Sports

'It turns out she couldn't stand a whole day out in the heat," — Stanislav Popov, coach of Russian archer Svetlana Gomboeva

(Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Network)

Source: NBC News

'Every time i had to take the ice pack or ice towel, it wasn't cold at all.' — Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russian tennis player

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Network

Source: Yahoo Sports

'The hard courts absorb the heat and it stays trapped in there." — Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Source: Yahoo Sports

'You are not here to cry about the heat." — Daniil Medvedev, Russian tennis player

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Source: ESPN

'Competition schedules have been built where possible to avoid the hottest parts of the day but that is not possible with every sport." — IOC director Kit McConnell

(Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

Source: Reuters

'You're hot, your feet start burning up, you feel kind of crazy." — Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Network)

Source: New York Times

'It is like paddling in bathwater' — Jessica Fox, Australian kayaker

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Source: Forbes

'It’s not the conditions you want to surf to start off in the Olympics, but it is what it is.' — Gabriel Medina, Brazilian surfer

(OLIVIER MORIN/AFP via Getty Images)

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